Pregnancy Update: So closeDecember 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Posted in life, pregnancy | 2 Comments
Tags: 39 weeks pregnant, baby mac
Well, hello, here I am in all my glory with a little one that’s ready to make his mark on the world. It’s unbelievable to me that my due date is one week from today. It feels like it has been such a short amount of time — on the other hand it feels like it has been one eye-opening journey because every step of the way has been a cautious one, working to live and eat healthily while being mindful of my thoughts and emotions. Now everything I do, I wonder at what point will labor begin. In all seriousness, I look at the items in my refrigerator and see the milk and eggs expire after my due date. That’s crazy! Or, I think about the monotonous things I do like grinding coffee beans for the next few days and wonder how many more times will I do this before I meet my son.
I had my 39 week appointment and everything checked out well. The baby is in the right position and my belly is measuring on track — though a little on the big side. It’s just a matter of keeping active — walking as much as possible will bring the baby down and doing cat/cow stretches will ensure that he stays in the optimum position. My midwife said to treasure this week (or so) and meditate, have a massage, and to just love life. I feel like I have so much love to be thankful of. My husband holds my hand and gives me sweet kisses. My sister has made her journey from France to be near me, and my mom is so incredibly excited she can hardly contain it. I am so thankful for all the support, but even with that come the nerves. I’ve researched and read and practiced all of the things that involve a natural delivery. It’s all I think about. I believe I am up for the task but the unknown remains a bit scary. I am asking my friends and loved ones to float positive energy in my direction. Whatever your beliefs are — a prayer, a thought or a whisper for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
With love in my heart and determination in my being — that’s the state of me.